Say Hello To Music Theory

Learn Music Theory Online and Pass Your Exam

Brought to you by graduates of the Royal Academy of Music, Hello Music Theory provides digital teaching resources and study materials to help you, your students or your child study for and pass an ABRSM music theory exam. 

We’re completely obsessed with music theory and our goal is that no one will fail their theory exam.

Some Of Our Latest Lessons And Guides

We’re publishing free music theory lessons every week. Check out some of our latest ones below.

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Samuel Chase

Negative Harmony sounds like a made-up term, but it’s actually a real music theory tool you can use to create interesting and unique chord progressions and melodies. However, it’s a

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Dan Farrant

The tradition of Western classical music stretches all the way back from 500AD right up to the 20th and 21st Centuries, and can be split into six main periods or

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Samuel Chase

You might have heard someone you know say they have Perfect Pitch or Relative Pitch. But what does each of these phrases mean? And what’s the difference between them?  This

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Samuel Chase

Some musicians are said to have relative pitch, but what exactly does this mean? Is it something you can learn or are you born with it. Can you practice it

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Samuel Chase

In music, some people are said to have perfect pitch. What exactly does this mean? And can everyone have perfect pitch?  This article answers all of your questions about perfect

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Samuel Chase

In music, modulation is one of the most common things to happen in songs that you might recognize when you hear it but not know what the word is to

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Our Music Theory Resources

Currently we have three different resources that you can download from our website. Find out more about them below.

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Music Theory Practice Papers

Want to pass your music theory exam? Then you need to sit some music theory practice papers before the big day. We’ve put together 25 pdf practice exams based on the last 6 years of ABRSM past papers to help you prepare and pass first time. 

Our mock exams are available to download instantly plus they come with all the model answers so you can check where you’re going wrong and get an idea of how to answer them.

Music Theory Worksheets

Put into practice everything you’re learning with our PDF music theory worksheets. We’ve put together over 180 pages of worksheets and more than 1800 exercises going in depth into all the topics that you need to know about to pass your music theory exam. 

Covering grades 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5 our pdf worksheets come with all the model answers so you can mark them yourself. They’ve been used by teachers, parents and students all over the world in over 50 countries.

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Music Theory Study Guides

We’re writing simple and easy to use music theory study guides to help you learn and revise music theory on your own. 

Written in plain simple to understand english with hundreds of examples our range of study guides are guaranteed to help you finally understand music theory.

Music Theory Video Courses

Everyone learns in a different way, some prefer to read a book, others prefer in person teachers and others like to watch videos. To help those of you who are more visual learners, we’re currently creating a series of music theory video courses teaching you everything you need to know for the ABRSM music theory syllabus. 

Each video course is made up of dozens of videos covering exactly what you need to know explained in a simple and jargon free way to help you understand and internalise how to read and write music correctly.

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What People Are Saying About Us

Our lessons, worksheets and exams have been downloaded by thousands of students, parents and teachers in over 60 countries all over the world. Here’s what some of them had to say.

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Tammy - Student, South Africa

“I received my results yesterday and achieved 100% on my first exam. Your resources really helped me prepare well for my exam, and I was confident and relaxed.”

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Kauser - Parent, Dubai

“My son used only the worksheets and practice tests and got a high mark in the ABRSM Grade 5 theory. Apart from the resources Dan is wonderful and responds to any questions we may have. He went the extra mile to explain intervals to me. Thank you Dan. I owe my sons success to you!”

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Lorraine - Parent, UK

“We worked through the grade 1 practice papers for my daughter’s exam and found them invaluable preparation resources. The papers are very reasonably priced. The funky design is appealing to younger musicians and it was a bonus to be able to download and print the tests online and re-use them as needed. I have just ordered the grade 2 practice papers for the next exam session.”

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Amy - Teacher, USA

After buying the music theory exams bundle, I had a question and emailed Dan about it. He was so accommodating that it blew me away. He was eager to help and went out of his way to honor my request. I’m very happy with this curriculum!